map

[map]
noun
1.
a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation: a map of Canada.
2.
a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything: The old man's face is a map of time.
3.
Mathematics, function ( def 4a ).
4.
Slang. the face: Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
5.
Genetics. genetic map.
verb (used with object), mapped, mapping.
6.
to represent or delineate on or as if on a map.
7.
to sketch or plan (often followed by out ): to map out a new career.
Idioms
8.
off the map, out of existence; into oblivion: Whole cities were wiped off the map.
9.
put on the map, to bring into the public eye; make known, famous, or prominent: The discovery of gold put our town on the map.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English mappe-(mounde) < Medieval Latin mappa mundī map of the world; special use of Latin mappa napkin, said to be < Punic

mappable, adjective
mapper, noun
remap, verb (used with object), remapped, remapping.
self-mapped, adjective
unmappable, adjective
unmapped, adjective
well-mapped, adjective


1. plan, outline, diagram. Map, chart, graph refer to representations of surfaces, areas, or facts. Map most commonly refers to a representation of the surface of the earth or a section of it, or an area of the sky: a map of England. A chart may be an outline map with symbols conveying information superimposed on it, a map designed especially for navigators on water or in the air, a diagram, or a table giving information in an orderly form: a chart of the shoals off a coast. A graph may be a diagram representing a set of interrelated facts by means of dots or lines on a coordinate background; or it may use small figures (people, animals, machines, etc.) appropriate to the facts being represented, each figure standing for a specific number in statistics being given: a graph of the rise in population from 1900 to 1980.
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map (mæp)
 
n
1.  a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface or part of it, showing the geographical distributions, positions, etc, of natural or artificial features such as roads, towns, relief, rainfall, etc
2.  a diagrammatic representation of the distribution of stars or of the surface of a celestial body: a lunar map
3.  a maplike drawing of anything
4.  maths another name for function
5.  a slang word for face
6.  off the map no longer important or in existence (esp in the phrase wipe off the map)
7.  put on the map to make (a town, company, etc) well-known
 
vb , maps, mapping, mapped
8.  to make a map of
9.  maths See also map out to represent or transform (a function, figure, set, etc): the results were mapped onto a graph
10.  (intr) map onto to fit in with or correspond to
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin mappa (mundi) map (of the world), from Latin mappa cloth]
 
'mappable
 
adj
 
'mapless
 
adj
 
'mapper
 
n

Map or Mapes (mæp, mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)
 
n
Walter. ?1140--?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
 
Mapes or Mapes
 
n

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Word Origin & History

map
1520s, shortening of M.E. mapemounde "map of the world" (late 14c.), from M.L. mappa mundi "map of the world," first element from L. mappa "napkin, cloth" (on which maps were drawn), said by Quintilian to be of Punic origin (cf. Talmudic Heb. mappa, contraction of menafa "a fluttering banner") + L.
mundi "of the world," from mundus "universe, world" (see mundane). The verb map is first attested 1580s; to put (something) on the map "bring it to wide attention" is from 1913. Related: mapping.
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Medical Dictionary

map (māp)
n.

  1. The human face.

  2. A genetic map.

v. mapped, map·ping, maps
  1. To make a map of.

  2. To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.

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Science Dictionary
map   (māp)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A representation of a region of three-dimensional space, such as of the Earth or a part of the universe, usually on a two-dimensional plane surface. See also projection.

  2. See genetic map.


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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MAP
  1. mean arterial pressure

  2. modified American plan

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Example sentences for mapped
These sensors are mapped, by default, to horizontal scrolling.
All three mutations mapped to the same gene, which was named period.
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